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  H.R. No. 223
         WHEREAS, NASA astronaut Christina H. Koch set a record for
  the longest spaceflight by a woman on February 6, 2020, when she
  returned from a 328-day mission aboard the International Space
  Station; and
         WHEREAS, With her long voyage, Ms. Koch gave scientists a
  vital opportunity to study the long-term effects of spaceflight on
  female astronauts; she also participated in a number of research
  projects, including investigations of fresh food production,
  vertebral strength, kidney health, and the behavior of fire in
  space; in addition, she studied how a protein key in the growth of
  cancer crystallizes in microgravity; she and a fellow astronaut
  conducted the first all-female spacewalk as well; and
         WHEREAS, Ms. Koch attended North Carolina State University,
  where she earned bachelor's degrees in electrical engineering and
  physics and a master's degree in electrical engineering; in 2001,
  she graduated from the NASA Academy program at Goddard Space Flight
  Center; she worked in instrument development at NASA Goddard Space
  Flight Center's Laboratory for High Energy Astrophysics and at the
  Space Department of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics
  Laboratory; furthermore, she was a research associate in the United
  States Antarctic Program and conducted remote scientific field work
  at Palmer Station in Antarctica, Summit Station in Greenland, and
  NOAA's Global Monitoring Division Baseline Observatory in Barrow,
  Alaska; she also served as station chief of the American Samoa
  Observatory; and
         WHEREAS, In 2013, Ms. Koch was named one of eight members of
  the 21st NASA astronaut class, and she was assigned to her first
  spaceflight five years later; she is the recipient of numerous
  accolades, among them the NASA Group Achievement Award; and
         WHEREAS, Christina Koch has made many significant
  contributions to our nation's space program, and her record-setting
  flight is a source of inspiration to people the world over; now,
  therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 87th Texas
  Legislature hereby congratulate Christina H. Koch on completing the
  longest spaceflight by a female astronaut and extend to her sincere
  best wishes for continued success; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Ms. Koch as an expression of high regard by the Texas
  House of Representatives.
  Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.R. No. 223 was adopted by the House on March
  18, 2021, by a non-record vote.
  Chief Clerk of the House